Happy 175th Birthday, Tiffany & Co.

“Behind every successful business is a story of risk-taking and unyielding dedication”, and perhaps no story epitomizes this sentiment more than that of Tiffany & Co.

When the young Charles Lewis Tiffany opened his “stationery and fancy goods” store on September 14, 1837 at 259 Broadway in New York City, never would he have imagined his humble shop would soon become an arbiter of style. Yet, as circumstances would have it, his budding enterprise grew with the advent of America’s nouveau riche. 

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Charles Lewis Tiffany shares an intimate moment with his family (1888)

In 1885, he built a mansion for his family at the intersection of 72nd Street and Madison Avenue, dressed by his son Louis Comfort Tiffany - otherwise known as LCT.

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The family's mansion in New York

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Louis Comfort Tiffany (far left), with his parents seated and holding his twin daughters, Louise and Julia (1888)



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